News Network: Sacramento - In this week's News Network, we focus our attention to Sacramento reporters and the local stories they're ringing into the new year. Jared Goyette, editor of the Sacramento Press and the Sacramento Bee's metro reporter Ryan Lillis join us in-studio.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is returning this year with a new theme: "A Climate of Change". Along with their usual line-up of beautiful, engaging, and eye-opening films, they will be focusing this year on climate change, as well as highlighting the change makers who are creating a more livable future. Today we're joined with Melinda Booth, a director of the festival, as well as Vinit Parmar, filmmaker for Quest for Energy, a film about off-grid living in India. The festival is being held in Nevada City from January 10-13.
Robin Sloan - Capital Public Radio is laughing CapRadio Reads with a book by Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. Sloan is a self proclaimed media inventor as well as an author and this is his first book. He calls his book "a novel about books and technology, cryptography and conspiracy, friendship and love. It begins in a mysterious San Francisco bookstore, but quickly reaches out into the wider world and the shadowed past" and he joins us in the studio to talk about it. Learn more about CapRadio Reads here.
Indie Pop Sacramento - With "honest pop," "Dr. Seuss," and "boot stomping" listed as the bands' influences and interests, it's difficult to put a label on the music of Musical Charis and Autumn Sky, two popular indie bands in Sacramento. Their uniqueness is certainly a positive thing, as the SN&R recently described Musical Charis as "reeking of revival" and Autumn has won Sacramento Music Award's "Artist of the Year" three years in a row. Both bands join us in-studio today to talk about Sacramento's thriving music scene, as well as their constant support for each other's musical careers. Both bands are playing at Harlow's on January 11th.